|Beckett's ex-girlfriend to sing at Game 5 of ALCS|
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|Thursday, 18 October 2007 13:24|
Country singer Danielle Peck, an Ohio native who used to date the Boston Red Sox ace, was scheduled to sing the national anthem and ``God Bless America'' on Thursday night for Game 5 of the AL championship series.
Beckett was set to pitch, with his team on the brink of elimination. Boston trailed the Cleveland Indians 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Peck was a substitute for Taylor Swift, another country star, who was originally slated to handle the singing duties.
``(Peck's) record company called and said she's got Ohio ties and we said, 'Perfect,''' Indians vice president Bob DiBiasio said.
Peck's manager, Bob Burwell, initially issued a no comment to media inquiries about the singer's relationship with Beckett through the Indians and said all interviews ``will abruptly end'' if their wishes aren't honored.
Later, all interview requests were politely declined.
DiBiasio said the Indians were unaware of the history between Beckett and Peck.
``An incredible coincidence,'' he said. ``Honestly.''